About

Everything you wanted to know about the Awards.

The Story

The Funny Women Awards were created in 2003, and have become the leading platform for so many talented female performers, writers, creators and short film makers. The Awards are the ‘beating heart’ of Funny Women where our mission is to encourage women to have a stronger, funnier and memorable voice across media, business and beyond.

Whether you’re a stand-up, sketch group, character act, script writer or creating funny content to perform live or on film, we’re here to help you celebrate and promote your talent. We aim to put you in front of the right people to progress your comedy career and provide mentorship and support.

We are proud to be running the 2019 Awards after a short break in 2018. We are collaborating again with leading venues and festivals to bring you a brilliant mix of live heats, regional finals and alumni showcases.  Check back to our event pages for details, coming soon.

For those of you who are unsure about whether or not to enter the Awards, we run our Time of the Month networking and ‘open mic’ events in London, Bristol, Brighton, Manchester, Dublin and Amsterdam.  Check our team page for who runs what and do get in contact.

Past Winners

We’ve had the great pleasure of seeing some of the greatest new female comedy acts begin their careers by taking part in the Funny Women Awards. So many of our alumni have gone on to do amazing things, and become household names. We couldn’t be more proud. We catch up with our Awards alumni whenever we can, which you can read about on our magazine pages.

The Present

We run the Comedy Shorts and Comedy Writing Awards for those of you who want to interpret your comedic skills through film or script, and we select the winner for the Best Show Award by public nomination. We had a record number of entries in our 2017/2018 Awards and it would be great to see even more of you taking part in this year’s Awards!

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